is at large, and was sentenced in absentia.
Guidelines for vascular access of National Kidney Foundation's Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI
) recommend use of arteriovenous (AV) access for HD over CVC.6 The blood flow rates of AV access are higher compared to CVC7 and also there is lower risk of infection,8 thrombosis,9 and central venous stenosis.
* The unit has participated in auditing the tight and regular heparin policy, redeveloping the doctors' order sheets to meet new standards, best practice and DOQI
The new initiative is an expansion of the Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI
), which were published several years ago.
The Fistula First Initiative is based on recommendations from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Dialysis Outcome Quality Initiative (DOQI
) on vascular access, which was recently updated in 2006 (NKF, 2006).
Since the release of recommendations from the NKFK/ DOQI
anemia work-group and subsequent CSN guidelines, many dialysis units adopted these guidelines and implemented algorithms as part of their anemia management.
In 1997, the NKF developed clinical practice guidelines concerning the use of Epoetin alfa in patients on hemodialysis--the Kidney Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI
) (NKF, 1997).
In 1997 the National Kidney Foundation published the Dialysis Outcome Quality Initiative (DOQI
) Clinical Practice Guidelines including Vascular Access Guidelines.